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Upstream Oil and Gas Activities

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  • U.S. officials said to be pushing for the removal of Iraq's leader

    U.S. officials are actively pushing for the removal of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki and have held meetings with senior politicians who are angling to replace the embattled leader, according to Iraqi officials and a report Thursday. The U.S....
  • Keystone XL pipeline opponent cites terrorism concerns

    Billionaire Democratic donor and environmental activist Tom Steyer opened a new front Wednesday in his campaign to derail the Keystone XL project by commissioning a study of the oil pipeline's vulnerability to terrorism. The three-month study, conducted...
  • State is moving to prevent spills of oil shipped by trains

    State is moving to prevent spills of oil shipped by trains
    Although most people think of oil spills in California as potential beachfront disasters, there is new anxiety in Sacramento about the surge of crude oil now coming through the state each day by train. Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers want to avoid the...
  • FAA allows first commercial drone flights over land

    FAA allows first commercial drone flights over land
    Marking a milestone for the drone industry, an unmanned aircraft is flying over land in commercial use for the first time with the Federal Aviation Administration's authorization. A small drone, the Puma AE, built by Monrovia firm AeroVironment Inc., is...
  • Oil companies lobbying against California spill cleanup bill

    Oil companies lobbying against California spill cleanup bill
    A heated budget battle in Sacramento over more oil-spill protection for rivers, lakes and other inland bodies of water has prompted a last-minute lobbying blitz by formidable adversaries: the oil industry and environmentalists. As the Legislature...
  • Al Qaeda splinter group gains more ground in Iraq

    A resurgent Al Qaeda splinter group consolidated gains in one of Iraq's largest cities Wednesday and pushed deeper into the heart of the country, threatening to create an extremist "proto-state" in the Middle East, something that U.S. forces fought for...
  • Iraq Kurds seize Kirkuk; Sunni militants surge toward Baghdad

    Iraq Kurds seize Kirkuk; Sunni militants surge toward Baghdad
    Iraqi Kurdish forces took control of the northern oil city of Kirkuk earlier Thursday, after government troops abandoned their posts in the face of a triumphant Sunni Islamist rebel march towards Baghdad that threatens Iraq's future as a unified state....
  • Obama warns of U.S. action as jihadists push on Baghdad

    Obama warns of U.S. action as jihadists push on Baghdad
    Barack Obama threatened U.S. military strikes in Iraq on Thursday against Sunni Islamist militants who have surged out of the north to menace Baghdad and want to establish their own state in Iraq and Syria. Iraqi Kurdish forces took advantage of the...
  • Baltimore's position in crude oil market grows as U.S. confronts concerns

    Baltimore's position in crude oil market grows as U.S. confronts concerns
    A Houston-based company asked Maryland for a permit to ship millions of gallons of crude oil through its South Baltimore marine terminal as the nation's oil industry surges. Another company in the Fairfield industrial area began moving crude oil in...
  • Fee on oil transported by rail a key issue in state budget debate

    Fee on oil transported by rail a key issue in state budget debate
    With a Sunday deadline for a state budget agreement, a proposed fee on oil transported by rail cars across California has emerged as a major target for opposition by oil companies and business lobbyists. The controversial fee was proposed by the Brown...
  • GOP makes it difficult for president to conduct U.S. foreign policy

    In "Obama’s feckless foreign policy" (Commentary, May 20), by Charles Lipson, professor of political science at the¬†University of Chicago,¬†Lipson briefly mentions the success of the economic recovery from the worst recession since the Great...